Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 20/162

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Date: 12 Apr 1944 - 21 Apr 1944

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CHAR 20/162/1 Folder marked "Prime Minister's Personal Telegrams Serial No's T801/4-T900/4". Annotated. [Apr] 1944
CHAR 20/162/2 Note marked "O K". [Apr] 1944
CHAR 20/162/3-4 Telegram from Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Committee of Liberation] to WSC asking him to authorise an increase in military and food supplies to be sent to them by air, in order to maintain the Yugoslavian attacks on the German troops. 12 Apr 1944 - 13 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/5 Telegram from General Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Private" informing him of an attack on the island of Mljet, 30 miles north west of Dubrovnik [Yugoslavia] which is planned for next week and adding that he expects Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] and the Yugoslav mission to arrive there on 17th April. 13 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/6 Telegram from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC informing him that he hopes to reach Algiers on 15th April. 12 Apr 1944 - 13 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/7 Telegram from Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander in Chief] has stated that if the Allies can promise that he will be offered a command in the future, he is happy to accept, in the meantime, the position of Inspector General and commenting on the possibility of this and adding that Giraud has drafted his farewell speech to the Army. 13 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/8 Telegram from Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of Liberation] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Henri Giraud's [French Army Commander in Chief] attitude has hardened and that he now thinks that it would be a waste of time to consider the earlier proposal [that Giraud would accept the position of Inspector General if the Allies could promise him a future command]. 13 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/9 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that the situation with the Greek Brigade [mutiny] seems to be improving and noting that leaflets containing the proclamation by King George II of Greece was dropped on the camp by aircraft that morning. 13 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/10 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 13 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/11-12 Telegram from WSC to Reginald Leeper [British Ambassador to Greece] marked "Personal and Secret" [regarding his strategy to break the mutiny of the Greek sailors] suggesting that: he should wait for the lack of supplies to take effect before resorting to weapons; that he should not show himself too eager to have discussions with them and that he should not accept any assistance from the United States or the Soviet Union and informing him that General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] has reported that the situation with the Greek Brigade is improving Initialled. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/13 Telegram from President Roosevelt and WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he has received a report from the United States Chiefs of Staff on the possibility of increasing United States production of L S T [Landing Ship tanks] for British operations which states that they will maintain their increased production of these vessels, commenting that if they accelerated their production that this would interfere with projects. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/14 Telegram from President Roosevelt and WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he has no objection to the proposal that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] should visit the United States but adding that he will not offer him an invitation to visit and asking him for his opinion on the dismissal of General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander in Chief] and adding that he can not see any military advantage which will be gained by informing the French National Committee of Liberation. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/15 Telegram from WSC to Duff Cooper [British Representative on the French Committee of National Liberation] marked "Personal and Secret" containing a message for General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander in Chief] stating that he sees it as his duty to accept whatever position is offered by the French National Committee of Liberation Initialled. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/16 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" containing a suggested joint message for Marshal Stalin informing him of the details of Overlord [Invasion of Normandy]. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/17 Telegram from Lord Halifax (Washington [United States]) [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Personal" reporting on Harry Hopkin's [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] recovery from illness. 13 Apr 1944 - 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/18 Telegram from General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] to WSC stating that they believe that preparations should be made for Anvil [Invasion of the south of France] even if this is at the expense of the operation in Italy and explaining why they need a powerful force of landing craft in the Pacific. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/19 Telegram from Lord Halifax (Washington [United States]) [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" containing a message from Cordell Hull [Secretary of State, United States] asking him [Halifax] to thank WSC for his message regarding his speech. 13 Apr 1944 - 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/20 Telegram from WSC to Reginald Leeper [British Ambassador to Greece] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that if the mutineers [Greek forces] refuse to return to duty until a Greek Government is formed which they support, they will have to be proceeded against for trying to dictate the civil Government and stressing that there is no question of them making terms with the mutineers Initialled. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/21 Same as CHAR 20/142A/100. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/22 Telegram from Duff Cooper [British Representative to the French Committee of National Liberation] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he notified General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] of his proposal [that he should visit the United States] and that General de Gaulle stated that he would accept an invitation at any time and commenting that in this suggestion de Gaulle saw that WSC was sympathetic to him. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/23 Telegram from WSC to Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] marked "Personal" reporting on his meeting with King Petar of Yugoslavia and reporting the recommendations which he made regarding the formation of a new Government in Yugoslavia. 14 Apr 1944 - 15 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/24 Telegram from WSC to the British Representative to the French National Committee of Liberation [Duff Cooper] marked "Personal and Private" stating that he should not proceed with the proposal mentioned in his letter to President Roosevelt [regarding a suggestion that General de Gaulle, President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic should visit the United States] informing him that he has received a message from President Roosevelt stating that he will be happy to see de Gaulle, but that he will not send him an invitation and adding that if he has already mentioned this to de Gaulle, he would like him to inform him of de Gaulle's reaction. 14 Apr 1944 - 15 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/25 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] marked "Personal" informing him that one officer and seven other ranks from the Greek Brigade surrendered to them last night and reporting the current situation in the camp [of the mutinous Greek Brigade]. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/26 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Top Secret and Personal" informing him of his disappointment at the news that the United States is not able to increase her production of LST [Landing Ship Tanks] and reporting that they are working on plans for an amphibious operation against Japan and that he hopes to be able to show him the details of these plans soon and adding that he regrets the action of the French National Committee of Liberation in their dismissal of General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander in Chief]. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/27 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] marked "Personal" thanking him for his message and stating that the progress [regarding the mutinous Greek soldiers] seems good and that he should keep up the pressure and adding that there is to be no treaty with the mutineers. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/28 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/29-30 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill (Washington, [United States]) [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington] to WSC explaining why the United States Chiefs of Staff believe that Anvil [Invasion of the south of France] is more important than the operations in Italy. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/31 Telegram from Harold Macmillan (Minister Resident in Algiers) to WSC marked "Personal" stating that he believes Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] will be able to form a coalition Government and commenting that he feels that Sir Noel Charles [High Commissioner in Italy] is an excellent colleague and that he is now installed in Naples [Italy]). 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/32 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him of the remaining reserves in India and commenting on the movement of the troops under his command and of the effects of the monsoon. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/33 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him of his proposals to purge the mutineers from the Greek troops Copy. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/34 Telegram from Duff Cooper [later Lord Norwich] (British Representative to the French Committee of National Liberation) to WSC marked "Personal and Private" regarding the problem of President Roosevelt's reluctancy to invite General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] to the United States and explaining how he believes they can overcome the situation and asking him if he can proceed along these lines. 15 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/35 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him of the security measures which they are taking in Britain due to Overlord [Invasion of Normandy] regarding communications. 15 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/36 Telegram from WSC to the Resident Minister in Algiers [Harold Macmillan] marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for his recent message Initialled. 15 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/37 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he agrees that they should tackle the questions on economic matters and noting that Edward Stettinius' [Under Secretary of State, United States] visit should allow them to discuss these matters in a preliminary way and suggesting that they should discuss the future status of Combined Boards in Washington [United States]. 15 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/38 Telegram from Duff Cooper [later Lord Norwich, British Representative on the French Committee of National Liberation] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" reporting on his discussions with General Henri Giraud [French Army Commander in Chief] and informing him of the position which Giraud now holds. 15 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/39 Same as CHAR 20/145A/23. 15 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/40 Telegram from WSC to the British Representative to the French Committee of National Liberation [Duff Cooper, later Lord Norwich] marked "Personal and Private" suggesting that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] should contact his ambassador in the United States to enquire whether a visit by him [de Gaulle] would be welcome and adding that he will ensure that he receives a favourable reply commenting that he feels that a meeting between General de Gaulle and President Roosevelt would be favourable. 16 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/41 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 15 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/42 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that the first priority is to ensure that the mutineers [Greek troops] are dispersed and disarmed and commenting that the political situation in Greece is being dealt with by constitutional procedures and adding that he has accepted the fact that the Greek Brigade will not be fighting for a few months. 16 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/43 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill (Washington [United States]) [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has an important message for General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] which he will be sending through him. 16 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/44 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" informing him that Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] arrived there on 15th April and that he is expecting General Velebit [Head of Partisan Military Mission] and five other Partisan Officers to arrive on 18th April Copy. 16 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/45-47 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him of the political and military disturbances which have occurred in Greece and amongst the Greek troops and informing him of the measures which have been taken and containing the instructions which he sent to the British Ambassador to Greece [Reginald Leeper]. 16 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/48 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of South Africa [General Jan Smuts] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that he is sending him a copy of a message which he has sent to President Roosevelt regarding the situation in Greece, and adding that in Anthony Eden's [later Lord Avon] absence, who is taking a few weeks rest, he has taken over the Foreign Office. 16 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/49-50 Same as CHAR 20/162/45-47. 16 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/51-52 Telegram from WSC to General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] marked "Most Secret and Personal" stating that he believes that they should not desert the operation in Italy for Overlord [Invasion of Normandy] or Anvil [Invasion of the south of France] but that they should "throw our hearts into this battle" and explaining that this situation has arisen due to the shortage of LST [Landing Ship Tank]. 16 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/53-54 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC in reply to his recent message, informing him that the Combined Chiefs of Staff have dispatched a message with the head of the United States and British mission in the Soviet Union stating that they intend to launch Overlord [invasion of Normandy] on the agreed date and that he therefore does not think that it is necessary to send Marshal Stalin a separate message and containing a suggested message to Stalin notifying him of the plans for Overlord and of an operation in Italy in mid May and congratulating him on the successes of his armies. 16 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/55 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador to Egypt [Lord Killearn, earlier Sir Miles Lampson] containing a message to King Farouk of Egypt informing him that he is putting the issue which has occurred between him and the Nahas Government [He Nahas, Prime Minister of Egypt] before the War Cabinet and stating that he hopes that he will not take any action before the War Cabinet meets and adding that he has taken measures to ensure that He Nahas acts in accordance with this and commenting that the British Government would "certainly range themselves against whoever strikes first". 16 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/56 Same as CHAR 20/142A/101. 16 Apr 1944 - 17 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/57 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador to the Greek Government in Cairo [Reginald Leeper] marked "Top Secret and Personal" asking him to inform Sophocles Venizelos that he has sent a message to Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] notifying him of the mutinies among the Greek troops and asking him for his support. 17 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/58-60 Telegram from WSC to Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] marked "Top Secret" informing him of the mutinies amongst the Greek troops and the disturbed political situation in Greece and informing him what action has been taken. 16 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/61 Telegram from WSC to Lord Gort (Governor and Commander in Chief Malta) marked "Personal" stating that he should not allow the mutinous behaviour of the Greek sailors, who are stationed in his port, to take place and describing the measures he should take to resolve this situation. 17 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/62 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill (Washington [United States]) [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington] marked "Personal" containing a message for General Henry Arnold [Chief of Army Air Force, United States Army] thanking him for allocating and fitting out a C 54 [Four engine, low wing aircraft] for his [WSC] use on long distance flights. 17 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/63 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" suggesting that they should settle their differences with Spain over the dispute of their wolfram exports, commenting that they do not want to risk Spain sending a large quantity of Wolfram to Germany. 17 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/64 Telegram from WSC to the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he should inform the senior member of the Averoff that they will not hesitate to fire on the mutineers if it is deemed as necessary. 17 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/65 Telegram from the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" asking him for his views on their correspondence regarding the relationship between the Canadian forces and the Supreme Allied Command. 16 Apr 1944 - 17 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/66 Telegram from the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] to WSC marked "Top Secret" informing him of the extent to which Canada will be able to met his request for increased production of field and artillery ammunition. 16 Apr 1944 - 17 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/67 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in Italy] will be returning to Algiers on 19th April and that Duncan Sandys [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Supply] will be accompanying him. 17 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/68 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador to Greece in Cairo [Egypt, Reginald Leeper] marked "Top Secret and Personal" stating that their priority is to settle the mutinies [of the Greek troops]. 17 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/69 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 17 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/70 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] marked "Top Secret and Personal" explaining his opinion on what the relationship between the Canadian Joint Staff Mission and the Supreme Commands should be. 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/71 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" agreeing that his suggested message [see CHAR 20/162/53-54] should be sent to Marshal Stalin Copy. Initials in typescript. 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/72 Telegram from President Roosevelt and WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Most Secret" containing the proposed message in CHAR 20/162/53-54 Signatures in typescript. 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/73 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" thanking him for the information regarding the difficulties in the Greek troops and stating that he hopes that he is able to resolve this situation and commenting that every Greek should "think of their glorious past and show a personal unselfishness which is so necessary now". 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/74 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has received his recent message [CHAR 20/162/37] and that it has been passed on to Cordell Hull [Secretary of State, United States] and Henry Morgenthau [Secretary of the Treasury, United States] for their information Copy. 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/75 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] marked "Top Secret and Personal" thanking him for his response and informing him why substantial cuts in ammunition production were introduced a year ago and why they are now forced to increase production targets and urging him to arrange for the manufacture of ammunition at the levels which they require. 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/76 Telegram from Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] to WSC thanking him for his message congratulating him on the success of his troops in Northern Burma. 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/77 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he has arranged for his message [see CHAR 20/162/73] to be read to the mutinous Greek troops. 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/78 Telegram from WSC to Reginald Leeper [British Ambassador to Greece] "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he should show the following message from President Roosevelt [see CHAR 20/162/73] to King George II of Greece and suggesting that it should be read to the mutinous Greek soldiers Initialled. 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/79 Telegram from WSC to Reginald Leeper [British Ambassador to Greece] "Personal and Top Secret" containing a message from President Roosevelt [see CHAR 20/162/73] Signature in typescript. 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/80 Telegram from WSC to the British Ambassador to Greece in Cairo [Egypt, Reginald Leeper] marked "Personal and Secret" commenting that it would be better if the Greeks suppressed the mutiny themselves, but that it is not imperative and adding that they are in a strong position as they will not need to rely on the goodwill of Greece after the war, but that Greece might have to rely on them. 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/81 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he should not worry about the newspaper reports and assuring him that he has great confidence in him and reporting that he has had a lengthy conversation with General Albert Wedemeyer [Mountbatten's Chief of Staff] and that he will send him his ideas. 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/82 Telegram from Lord Gort [Governor and Commander in Chief Malta] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him of the actions which he has taken to end the mutiny of the Greek troops based in Malta. 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/83 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] marked "Top Secret and Personal" notifying him of the source of his information regarding the change of policy at the Vickers factory concerning the construction of Lancaster aircrafts and stating that he is pleased that they have been able to alter their programme to arrange for the production of 100 additional Lancasters. 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/84 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that there has been little change in the mutiny of the Greek Brigade and reporting that he has decided not to allow the Greek Chaplain to visit the camp and adding that he believes that they should continue not to use force. 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/85 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/86 Telegram from WSC to Lord Killearn [earlier Sir Miles Lampson, British Ambassador in Egypt] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that the War Cabinet are meeting tomorrow and that he believes that they will support a democratic administration [He Nahas, Prime Minister of Egypt] rather than "a palace clique headed by an Oriental despot [King Farouk of Egypt] and asking him to ensure that the troops are ready to cope with any trouble Copy. 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/87 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he has received his message and that he approves of his telegram to Marshal Stalin. 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/88 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Most Secret and Personal" informing him that Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour] is unable to attend [the international labour Conference in the United States] due to pressure of work, but stating that George Tomlinson [Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour] will be attending Copy. 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/89-90 Telegram from General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] to WSC marked "Top Secret" informing him that they have decided to "throw everything we have" into the operation in Italy, in order to divert German troops from Overlord [Invasion of Normandy] and stating that he believes that there will be adequate numbers of LST's [Landing Ship Tank's] to defeat Japan Copy. 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/91 Telegram from Duff Cooper [later Lord Norwich] (British Representative to the French Committee of National Liberation) to WSC informing him that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] is willing to follow his suggestion [to contact his representative in Washington to see if a visit by him [de Gaulle] would be welcome in the United States]. 18 Apr 1944 - 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/92 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, Later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken, Lord Privy Seal] has his full support and that he is sure that he will make a good bargain for them Initialled. 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/93 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he is willing to take responsibility for his action, even if it is unpopular in the United States and commenting that he believes that he could convince the House of Parliament that he has taken the right action Initials in typescript. Copy. 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/94-95 Telegram from WSC to Philip Broad [1st Secretary, Foreign Secretary] marked "Personal and Secret" regarding his message to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] commenting on the point made in this telegram and informing him of his views towards the political situation in Yugoslavia Initials in typescript. Annotated. 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/96 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that the situation in the United States is different to that of Britain, but that they are seeing what can be done to tighten up [security measures regarding communications]. 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/97 Telegram from WSC to the President of Canada [Mackenzie King] marked "Secret and Personal" stating that he hopes that he will make a speech to both Houses of Parliament when he visits Britain. 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/98 Telegram from Lord Gort (Governor and Commander in Chief of Malta) marked "Personal" assuring him that he will not allow subversive action to interfere with order and discipline in Malta. 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/99 Telegram from the Commander in Chief Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/100 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him of General de Gaulle's [President of the Provisional French Republic] intentions to discover, through his representative in Washington [United States] whether a visit by him to the United States would be welcome and stating that he hopes that he will allow him [WSC] to encourage him [de Gaulle] in this matter. 20 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/101 Telegram from WSC to the acting Prime Minister of Australia [Francis Forde] marked "Top Secret and Personal" commenting on the need for British representatives to meet with members of the Australian forces to discuss the problems of obtaining information and notifying him of their intention to send a small naval and army party to Australia for this purpose. 20 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/102 Telegram from Duncan Sandys (Algiers) [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Supply] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he arrived this morning after a perfect flight. 20 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/103-104 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Top Secret and Personal" containing a copy message which he has sent to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] informing him that they are in agreement with the establishment of a Canadian Joint Staff Mission in London and commenting that President Roosevelt has insisted that the channel of communication between the Canadian Chiefs of Staff and the Supreme Commands must come through the Combined Chiefs of Staff and not the Canadian Joint Staff Mission and adding that if he wishes to make an announcement on this matter , that it should be done so on behalf of the Canadian Government and not as a joint venture. 20 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/105 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Henry Wilson (Algiers) [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Secret" suggesting that with regard to his message to General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] that he should look at the correspondence which they had about a year ago relating to the Black Book crisis and admitting that he is playing for time in order to wait until the Greek mutinies have been resolved. 20 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/106-107 Telegram from WSC to Lord Killearn [British Ambassador to Egypt], Lord Moyne [earlier Deputy Minister of State Minister of Middle East] and the three Commanders in Chief suggesting that they should read the telegrams which were sent nearly a year ago concerning a similar situation to that of the dispute between King Farouk of Egypt and his Government and stating that this episode is complicated by the Greek mutinies and proposing that they should try to gain some time to allow the mutinies to die out and containing a message which he wishes to be delivered by Lord Killearn to King Farouk informing him that the British Government would not be able to tolerate the dismissal of the Egyptian Government and suggesting that if He Nahas [Prime Minister of Egypt] is in agreement, that he should call for a General Election. 20 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/108 Telegram from WSC to Lord Killearn [earlier Sir Miles Lampson, British Ambassador to Egypt] marked "Secret, Private and Personal" asking him for his opinion of the political situation in Egypt. 20 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/109 Telegram from the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean [Admiral Sir John Cunningham] (Naples [Italy]) to WSC containing a weather report. 20 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/110-11 Telegram from General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on the political matters discussed with the Velebit mission [Partisan Military Mission] commenting on the requests which have been made by Marshal Tito [Premier of the National Committee of Liberation] and those made by the Velebit Mission and the action which has resulted from them. 20 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/112 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he is sorry that Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour] is unable to attend the international labour conference in Philadelphia [United States]. 21 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/113 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington] to WSC marked "Personal" containing a message from General Henry Arnold [Chief of Army Air Force, United States Army] to WSC informing him that the C 54 will be ready for service on 15th May and that he hopes that it will meet with his expectations. 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/114 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC stating that he feels that it would be better to delay the enquiry by the French Representative in the United States as to whether General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] would be welcome in the United States by a month. 21 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/115 Telegram from General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief Philippines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] to WSC marked "Personal and Private" informing him of the plans to capture the Humboldt Bay. 21 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/116 Telegram from Lord Killearn [earlier Sir Miles Lampson, British Ambassador in Egypt] to WSC marked "Secret , Private and Personal" congratulating him on his recent message stating that it "fills the bill admirably" and informing him that he intends to see He Nahas [Prime Minister of Egypt] to see if he is willing to agree to a General Election and suggesting that they should consult as publicly as possible with the Egyptian Government if King Farouk of Egypt is not cooperative. 21 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/162/117 Telegram from Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him of his plans to leave for London, bringing General Velebit (Head of the Partisan Military Mission) with him and stating that the military discussions have been concluded to the satisfaction of all those concerned and adding that Randolph Churchill has returned from Croatia [Yugoslavia] "in high spirits" and that he is now attending a Partisan Youth Congress Copy. 21 Apr 1944